Hi, I would like to get some thoughts if possible on sleeping in an Alpine area.
I'm considering simplifying for three/four day treks in Alpine environment. Focus of these treks is high mileage on moderately high altitude. Generally 40~45Km per day at 2500~3200 meters high (25~30Miles at 8000~10.000 ft).
I have a duomid-like tarp/tent that I could bring, but I'm thinking about using a bivy only. I'm not really a camping kind of guy, and often prefer to keep on going over making camp and cooking (might or might not bring a stove).
If I go the bivy route, I think it would be better to have a waterproof bivy, even though I could camp next to a lodge and pay up and go inside if it does rain.
I would like to hear about people's bivy experiences if possible.
I know I can set up my duomid, but I was thinking with the bivy I can sleep in smaller spots, and set up/break up would be quicker. No problems with high winds (though it shouldn't be a problem with the duomid either), no problems if there is sudden tropical rain storm, etc.
I realise the duomid should be totally up for the task, and might be more comfortable, but like I said, I kind of like the added simplicity and weight saving it would give me (in my case I would loose about 200gr if I go with the bivy I'm looking at). Hike till late, crash. No getting in and out of tent, adjusting stakes, etc. Just crash, tend to feet, look at stars, sleep.
It's just something I'm looking at, but it should be a good solution or I don't really want to spend the money.
Any experiences, greatly appreciated.